Category Archives: DIY/Maker

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Sparkle Like Lynzie- Upcycling with Vintage Jewelry

My sister Lynzie Norquist was a guest blogger back in 2013. She LOVED to make things sparkle just like she did. To honor her, I’m reposting a few of her beautiful handcrafted items and I’m linking back to a couple of her “how Read More →

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Time Saver!

Mashed potatoes are a little scoop of heaven. For me, they are the star of the holiday table. The holiday food I love most. They’re fluffy, smooth, buttery, salty, and savory. If you can’t tell, I HEART mashed potatoes. They are also tricky Read More →

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10 Thanksgiving Hosting Tips & One Table Two Ways- Under $100

Some people get stressed out and unnecessarily worked up over hosting Thanksgiving. I like to approach it with an everything will turn out great attitude. Aside from a fried turkey fire, not much can go wrong. On Thanksgiving the food is clearly the star, Read More →

Weird Science. Silver Polishing Experiment and Results.

Happy holidays! I hope this helps you get your table holiday ready! Speaking of tables, click our handy dandy link to learn how to set a formal table for the holidays. Thrift stores have all sorts of silver and silver plate items for Read More →

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You don’t need to spend a lot of money to look good! Thrift Town and LLVB have you covered. 

Thrifting is a fun experience and for me it doesn’t just stop at finding that special hidden piece at Thrift Town. Sometimes these special recycled clothing finds become deconstructed and upcycled into high quality garments that are super fashionable, unique and unexpected. My Read More →

BLANKET STATEMENT PIECE: luxe thrifted textiles

SHOESTRING DIARIES: LUXE FOR LESS I’ve been wanting to add some rich textures to my home, and have been keeping my eye out while thrifting. So many design blogs and friends’ homes have these lovely handmade/high end textiles that are just so very cozy Read More →

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Amazing Thrifted Jewelry and Treasures Galore!

Marilyn said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Although I am fond of diamonds, fashion jewelry also makes my heart skip a beat. It can really change up an outfit and make a girl feel special, or funky, or delicate depending on what she Read More →

Trendy Art Hack

Posted on by Ashley | diy-maker | thrift-life

I’m a sucker for trends and these tribal-inspired art patterns are super-hot. I’m in love with a wool wall hanging set I saw that costs $425. I recreated one of these expensive wall hanging designs on a canvas for my own home. I Read More →

BOOKS! BOOKS! AND MORE BOOKS!

Thrift Town has so many fabulous books, and this Summer we are celebrating reading in a BIG way with THREE Huge 50% Off ALL Books Sales: June 22nd – Summer Reads Sale July 13th – Mid Summer Book Sale August 9th – Book Read More →

DIY Swimsuit- July 5 is National Bikini Day!

Posted on by Camilla | diy-maker | college-scene

School is out and summer is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y here! I can’t wait to spend my summer swimming, tanning and having a blast! To kick off the summer, I decided to try my hand at converting a few tankini tops to bikini tops. Check out my project! Read More →